Kharibari, 22nd August: A person died after drowning in the Balasan River under Panighata Police Station. The deceased has been identified as Pradeep Dey, resident of Shaktigarh, Siliguri. It was reported that the incident took place when Pradeep and his friends went out for a picnic at Garidhura.
Panighata Police Station In-charge stated that an unknown person had informed the incident of a person drowning in the Balasan River, after which, the Panighata Police immediately reached the spot. The Police, then, recovered the body from the river and took him to the North Bengal Medical College-Hospital, where he was declared dead by the doctors.